How to remove the WsStat virus

Most antivirus programs identify WsStat.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen or Infostealer, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_Generic.DIT or SPYW_ESURVEIL.

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WsStat.exe file information

The process known as MON belongs to software SysMgr by unknown.

Description: WsStat.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The WsStat.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 485,376 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). WsStat.exe is not a Windows core file. WsStat.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous.

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If WsStat.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 644,096 bytes. There is no file information. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The WsStat.exe file is not a Windows system file. WsStat.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the WsStat.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving WsStat issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active WsStat process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the WsStat.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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